Eye exams and eyeglasses from the Leading Eye Care Provider in Herkimer and West Winfield

Eye exams and eyeglasses from the Leading Eye Care Provider in Herkimer and West Winfield

Eyewear in Herkimer and West Winfield at the eye doctor's office 

Look Great in Glasses with Designer frames in Herkimer & West Winfield 

Eyewear in Herkimer and West Winfield at the eye doctor's office 

Look Great in Glasses with Designer frames in Herkimer & West Winfield 

Eyewear in Herkimer and West Winfield at the eye doctor's office 

Look Great in Glasses with Designer frames in Herkimer & West Winfield 

Look Great in Glasses with Designer frames in Herkimer & West Winfield 

Advanced Eye Care

Our comprehensive eye care services include eye health examinations, pediatric eye exams, cataract assessment and follow up, visual field examinations, custom contact lens fitting, Lasik co-management, vision therapy with low vision, and in-house retinal and glaucoma screenings.

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Amazing Eyewear, Latest Lenses, Fantastic Frames

Our optical team stays stay on top of fashion trends and we carry the largest local selection of quality eyewear including Luxotiica, Safilo, Tura, Silver Dollar, Otego frames, Carrera, Ted Baker, Fossil, LuLu Guinness, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Vogue, DKNY, Dolce Gabbana, and Wiley X.

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Diagnosis & Treatment

With the latest and most advanced technology and diagnostic equipment, our optometrist and staff equipped to care for all eye health conditions, and provide you with the most suitable treatment options to match your vision needs.

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Meet Our Doctor

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Dr. Donald Knapp, Optometrist

"As a Doctor of Optometry, part of my commitment to my patients is ongoing professional education.  As technology and the world around us changes, I have to keep up-to-date, because I have to provide the best care possible for your eyes." Dr. Knapp received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1981...

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Herkimer & West Winfield NY!

Dr. Donald Knapp, has been serving the Herkimer County community, including Herkimer, West Winfield Ilion, and Little Falls for over 30 years. We take the time to get to know you, your history and your needs. From the time you enter our offices in Herkimer and West Winfield, our friendly, dedicated, caring eye care staff want to make your visit as pleasant and helpful as possible.

Q&A with Dr. K

Dr. Knapp Answers Your Eyecare Questions

Q: If I have 20/20 vision does that mean my eyes are perfect?

Those with 20/20 vision can see a letter of the same size on the eye chart that most people without refractive errors can see. While this test of visual acuity may be perfect, other facets of vision are equally important.

For instance, vision may be blurred at nearer distances, which is important to note because most reading is done at a distance closer than 20 feet. A comprehensive eye exam will also note how well focus changes from far to near and back to far again.

In addition, the eyes must work in tandem as they follow objects be able to converge rapidly or point to a moving object simultaneously. Comfortable and efficient vision involves more than visual acuity.

Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. Even though children may have passed school vision screenings and do not complain about their eyes, it may be that they are deficient in any of a number of vision skills required to read well.

Aside from visual acuity (the ability to see objects clearly), visual fixation skill is needed to aim the eyes accurately. “Static fixation” is the ability to focus on a stationary object when reading a word or working a math problem, and “saccadic fixation” is the ability to move the eyes quickly and accurately across a page to read print.

A comprehensive eye exam also includes an assessment of accommodation, binocular fusion, convergence, field of vision, and visual perception.

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At Dr. Donald Knapp in we are always interested in improving our patients' experience. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your time in helping us find new ways to make our patient services exceed your expectations!

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Our Hours

Herkimer Office

  • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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West Winfield Office

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In case of a eye or vision medical emergency Dr. Knapp can be reached at 794-8657

Dr. Donald Knapp is participating in Essilor’s “Power of Vision” program in which patients receive up to $90 rebate on Essilor’s popular lens products.

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